ARTIST BENEFIT FOR RENE GONZALEZ OF THE CUBAN 5!

NUYORICAN LEGENDS OF POETRY FOR THE CUBAN 5!
ARTIST BENEFIT FOR RENE GONZALEZ OF THE CUBAN 5!

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Rene reunited with his father the day of his release on Oct. 7th!

Sat. Dec. 10th, 2011 2pm-4pm
Casa de Las Americas
182 E. 111th St.(btwn. Lexington Ave. And 3rd Ave.)

Take the 6 train to E. 110th St.

Suggested Donation: $5-10 (no one will be turned away)

On Friday Oct. 7th, Rene Gonzalez of the Cuban 5 was released on parole and returned to Miami, where Cuban 5s unjust trial took place! The Cuban 5 are five U.S. Held political prisoners incarcerated for fighting against terrorism in the United States and Cuba.

Miami is a city full of right wing anti-revolutionary Cuban Americans who could harm Rene. He has not seen his wife in 13 years, has no family in Miami and is being forced to spend the next three years there to serve his parole, instead of going back home to Cuba.

Join The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5 for our Artist benefit for Rene Gonzalez. Our goal is to raise money for his transition from prison to the outside.

Let Rene know that New York City loves him! Come out and enjoy this amazing afternoon of art, food, and film!


Poets/Film:

Papoleto Melendez

Sandra Maria Estevez

Louis Reyes Rivera

Americo Casiano Jr.


The Film: Will the real terrorist please stand up by Saul Landau:
This film chronicles half a century of hostile US-Cuba relations by telling the story of the the Cuban five, intelligence agents sent to penetrate Cuban exile terrorist groups in Miami and now serving long prison sentences. The film highlights decades of assassinations and sabotage at first backed then ignored by the very government that launched a war against terrorism. In the film, viewers see leading terrorists, now in their 80s, recounting their deeds, and Cuban state security officials explaining why they infiltrated agents into violent Miami exile groups. The film, featuring Danny Glover and 84 year old Fidel Castro in key scenes, raises and tries to answer the question: what did Cuba do to deserve such hostile treatment?

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